The complete way to gaining entrance to the Delta Sky Club


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many international airports have had to close their lounges. However, many lounges are still open and offering limited offerings.

As the world slowly returns to normal, more people are taking advantage of the many perks of staying in an airport lounge. These facilities provide a place to breathe a little easier, get some work done, and maybe even enjoy a drink or two.

One of the best perks of being an elite member of an airline is the ability to use their airport lounge. It gives me the opportunity to get a quick bite to eat and avoid paying exorbitant prices.

Even if you don’t travel often, having access to a private airport lounge can make each journey a bit more peaceful. Just make sure that your credit card is authorized to access these privileges.

If you regularly fly Delta, then you should definitely consider obtaining Sky Club access. There are a number of ways to do this, and we’ll outline them below.

Credit cards

One of the easiest ways to get Sky Club access is by using a credit card that has an automatic access code. This method works if you have a Delta-operated flight and a same-day ticket from another airline.

The Platinum Card from American Express is a great way to get started with earning points. It can be used for purchases totaling $6,000 in the first six months after account opening.

The American Express Business Platinum Card is one of the best credit cards that can give you a bonus point after spending $15,000 in the first three months.

The Delta SkyMiles Reserve Card from American Express is another card that gives you 50,000 bonus miles after spending $3,000 in the first three months. It also comes with a $100 statement credit for eligible purchases at restaurants.

The Delta SkyMiles Business Reserve American Express Card can also give you a bonus 60,000 bonus miles after spending $4,000 in purchases within the first three months.

The Delta SkyMiles Card and the American Express Platinum Card are not available to the general public. However, there are some authorized users who can get in the Delta Sky Club for $175 a year.

Note that if you have a Priority Pass membership, it will not get you into Delta Sky Club.

Some of the exclusive features and perks that are only available to Reserve cardmembers are those that are not available to the general public. For instance, if you fly on a Delta partner airline and use the Reserve card, you can get in the Sky Club for $39 per person.

Cash or SkyMiles can be used to purchase a membership at the Sky Club. There are two different types of memberships.

The basic idea of an individual membership is that the member can only enter the club with two guests. However, an executive membership allows up to two guests and up to three additional guests.

The cost of a membership with SkyMiles is currently around 1.1 cents each, which means that it would cost you $600 if you paid using Cash or SkyMiles.

In January 2014, American Express and Delta updated their policies regarding the cobranded cards. Those with the Delta SkyMiles Platinum Card can now get one-time access for $39.

As of late 2018, Sky Club members can only access the club with a same-day ticket on Delta or its partner airlines. Also, they are no longer allowed to access the lounge facilities of other airlines.

Members of the Diamond, Platinum, and Gold Medallion SkyTeam Elite Plus status can now get access to partner lounges when they travel on international flights and domestic flights operated by Delta.

Some of the perks that Delta’s Medallion status holders receive are also available to members of the Sky Club.

Members of the Diamond Medallion can get an individual membership with one of the three annual Choice Benefits.

Diamond Medallion holders can also get a guest pass to the Sky Club with their Delta Sky Club membership.

This benefit gives them unlimited access to the Delta Sky Club when they use their cardmember. It’s a huge perk, as it allows them to reserve one of their Choice benefits.

All Delta Diamond, Platinum, and Gold Medallion members will receive access to the SkyTeam Lounges and the Delta Sky Club when they travel on a same-day international flight. Savoring the benefits of SkyTeam’s third-party business lounges are also available to Delta One members.

Delta One ticket

Regardless of their status, passengers of Delta One can still access the Sky Club no matter how they travel. They can do so even if they’re on a domestic flight or an international flight.

Delta’s official access policy only refers to international travel. To gain access to the club, you must book a Delta One ticket before traveling to one of the following regions: Europe, South America, Central America, and Canada.

On the other hand, passengers flying on a SkyTeam-operated flight can also gain access to the club if they book their tickets up front.

Virgin Australia club access

There are only a few people who can access the Sky Clubs from Delta or Virgin Australia Airlines: elite and business-class passengers. To access the club, you need to show your membership card and a same-day boarding pass.

Bottom line

Even with the tightened rules regarding access to the Sky Club, there are still ways to get free access. One of these is by carrying a Delta Diamond Card, which can be used in the run-up to attaining elite status.

If you’re looking for an alternative to the Delta SkyMiles Reserve card, then the American Express Platinum Card might be worth checking out. It gives you access to the Sky Club and other perks, as well as a host of other advantages.

The Delta Diamond Card can also be used to earn 5x points on every dollar spent on eligible airfare purchases. This is equivalent to the 3x miles that the Delta Reserve’s members can earn on these purchases.

James Newman

James Newman is an air travel fanatic. From the fear of flying, TSA regulations, and saving money on flights & airlines, James has extensive knowledge when it comes to air travel. He hopes to make your air travel experience a better one with his blog flyingcomfortably.com.

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